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LAVACHILD unveils video for "Kandy"

LAVACHILD is a NYC based synth pop project fronted by fashionable singer songwriter/keyboardist Chantel De Lava (pictured), whose hypnotic presence charmed us at our 2015 B.E.A.F. festival. Her older single "Want U To" went viral on the internet, and since then Chantel has been releasing promising new material on her Soundcloud profile. She just unveiled a new video for single 'Kandy,' streaming below. The song will be featured in LAVACHILD's upcoming debut EP.

Check out the Delicious Audio Q&A with Lavachild about her favorite synths.


Lavachild returns with single 'Kandy' + announces debut EP

'Kandy,' by Brooklyn electronic chanteause Lavachild, is a song (as singer Chantel Marie puts it) about 'greed and lost perspective,' so it's kind of appropriate for us to blog about it on the day Donal Trump has de facto won the Republican Presidential Nomination. (Ok, ok, this is not a political song at all, but... you know, today Trump is all we can think about!). This is Lavachild's eeriest and edgiest tune to date, developing on top of abstract, moody and ever-changing layers of synths and a simple, tenuous electronic drum pattern. Chantel Marie's voice - as sensual as always - carves delicate, haunting melodies. The track makes us look forward to the band's debut EP, scheduled to be released later this year.


Best of NYC 2014 - Open Submission Results for ELECTRONIC

Here are more hot names of emerging NYC bands that qualified through the Open Submissions to our Best of NYC Year ENd Poll 2014 for Emerging Artists. It's the turn of electronic bands - ranging from electronica to industrial, electro-pop and electro-rock.

Total submissions in this category: 26

Artists qualified to the next stage (i.e. the Readers' Poll, starting around 01.20):

1. GRUMBY - 8


2. Wonderful Humans - 7.66


3. LAVACHILD - 7.33


Honorable Mentions (scores above 6.33):
The UseCreature In The WoodsPonyhofKris KeyserTURBO GOTHBrothertiger.

More coming!

The Deli's Staff


Smooth electro-soul duo LAVACHILD plays Pianos on 12.02

LAVACHILD is a (mostly) Brooklyn based electronic collaboration between Friends' (the band) collaborator Nikki Shapiro and soulful singer Chantel Marie. Their ethereal single  "Want U To" (streaming) has the sophisticated lightness of an impressionistic painting, enriched by a voice that's beautifully expressive. The result is a sound that carves its own niche of influences in the current alt-soul NYC scene, and that will delight both the fans of Enya and Lauryn Hill. The band - unlike too many studio projects like this - is playing live regularly, you'll get a chance to see them at Pianos on December 2nd.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best mellow songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


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